Packers News: Blake Martinez discusses Mike Pettine’s plans

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 06: Blake Martinez
GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 06: Blake Martinez /

Expect a new-look Green Bay Packers defense with Mike Pettine in charge.

Good morning and welcome to the Packers News Report for Wednesday, April 11.

Blake Martinez spoke about his conversation with new Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine this week. There is going to be a change of philosophy on defense in Green Bay. That much is for sure.

Read about that and more in the Packers News Report. Here’s a roundup of the top Packers articles from around the internet.

Packers news and notes from around FanSided

Draft strategy: Potential first-round targets [Lombardi Ave]

Who could Green Bay target in the first round of the draft? Here are some names Brian Gutekunst should consider if they are still on the board at No. 14. S.M. Belekurov also looks at Tremaine Edmunds, and why it would make sense to try and trade up for him. Edmunds could have a huge impact in Pettine’s defense.

Packers need vintage Jimmy Graham or else [NFL Spin Zone – Dan Salem]

Following the release of Jordy Nelson, Green Bay needs Jimmy Graham to become a major part of the offense. It’s also possible Gutekunst will use an early-round draft pick on a wide receiver.

Tremaine Edmunds at No. 14 in latest mock draft [Lombardi Ave]

More on Edmunds here. The latest NFL Mocks mock draft has him falling to No. 14. If this happens, I’ll personally run up to the podium myself and hand in the pick for Gutekunst. And while many believe Edmunds will be gone by then, an early run on quarterbacks, as seen in this mock, could make it happen.

More news and notes from around the internet

Mike Pettine’s message: Packers’ defensive players will be held accountable [ESPN – Rob Demovsky]

What scouts said about LB Clay Matthews in college [The Power Sweep – Gary Zilavy]

Richard Rodgers’ new deal with Eagles worth only $880K [Packers Wire – Zach Kruse]

NFL Draft 2018: Arizona DB Dane Cruikshank to have pre-draft visit with Packers [Acme Packing Company – Evan “Tex” Western]

Blake Martinez echoes Damarious Randall on need for accountability on defense [ – Michael Cohen]

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